ChangeMaker Finalist: Gerardo Interiano
Head of External Affairs, Southwest
Gerardo Interiano currently serves as the Head of External Affairs for Google in the Southwest U.S. Prior to joining Google, he spent several years working in federal and state politics having most recently served as Campaign Manager and Counsel to Speaker Joe Straus. He previously worked as Deputy Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager for U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith and as Appointments Manager for Governor Rick Perry. Gerardo received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas School of Law.
During his time in Austin, Gerardo has been actively engaged in the nonprofit community including the Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Mission Capital, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Austin Community Foundation, the Austin Ed Fund, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, and the Texas Exes 1883 Council. Gerardo received the 2015 Austin Under 40 Government and Public Affairs Award, was a member of Leadership Austin’s Essential Class of 2015 and a 2016 Austin Area Research Organization McBee Fellow. Gerardo is married to Aynsley and they have three children, Isabela, Sofia, and Sebastian.